he said, taken aback. "How you
have grown !" he added lamely. "I
would never have known you."
"I heard you were back;" said
Benny shyly. "I've been looking
for you all over the town. Won't
you come in?"
"No, thanks," said Kane, be
ginning to lose his self-control.
"I have to be leaving again this
"Mother and Evelyn won't be
home till late," said Benny.
"Say," he continued, "I want to
show you something. I'm awful
sorry it was my fault and you had
"Your fault!" exclaimed the
"Yes, Mr. Kane. It was an
awful blow to her when you went
away. She just cried and cried
for days, but she wouldn't let
anyone write" and tell you. But
it was all my fault. Say," he said
confidentially, "come in just a
minute. I want to clear myself.
I won't. tell her if you don't want
Kane's feet almost dragged
him against his will into the lit
tle parlor. Nothing was changed
only his heart. Benny put out
the gas and stood the lamp in the
middle of the table.
"You thought she was kissing
Marston," said Benny, awkward
ly. "Look! It was this way
just fun. She was amusing me."
And, passing behind the lamp,
he twisted his hands until a
shadow like Marston's head ap
peared upon the wall.
"That's Marston," said Benny.
"You can Tell him by his big nose.
Now this is Evelyn see? That's
her hair done like they used to
wear it five years back. Now,
when I bring my hands together
they kiss see?"
It was a very creditable kiss.
It was just the same kiss that
Kane had seen five years before
upon the shade.
Kane staggered out of his seat.
"Benny! I've been a fool!" he
muttered and caught the boy by
the arm. "See ' here, tell me if
there's-any chance for me," he
shouted. "Where is she? I've
got to se her. She's got to for
give me at once. She's got to,
because I'm going to make her."
Benny hesitated. "You won't
be angry with me, Mr. Kane?"
he asked. "She's in the house. I
had to bring you in somehow.
He pulled the other by the arm
and drew him into the hall. "She's
she's " he 'stammered.
She was standing under the hall
lamp. She was trembling. She
was looking at Kane, but neither
saw the other beCause of the sud
den dimming of vision they only
felt each other heart to heart and
lips to lips.
Trrk Mine r-f liorlit Ki-rkji7n ciiarar
a lump of butter the size of a wal- II
nut and a cup half full of strong
coffee. Boil until a ball can be
formed of the mixture dropped
into water. Remove from the fire
and fold in the stiffly beaten
white of an egg and one-half a cup
of nut meats. Beat until creamy,
turn on a buttered platter and
when nearly cold cut in squares.
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